No-Bake, Easter Egg Nests

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I have made the basic recipe for what I know as “Frogs” for as long as I can remember.  I think some people refer to these cookies as Chocolate Macaroons, but to me they will always be “Frogs”.  How or why they came to have that name escapes me; they are not green, greenish or frog shaped.

I have made them special for Easter by pushing three candy coated chocolate eggs into each cookie, forming a little chocolate nest.

What these cookies are, is delicious mounds of chocolate that can be made in a flash using ingredients most of us always have in our kitchen.

Nothing exotic or unusual in the base cookie, which, by the way, is awesome on its own!  Just oatmeal, coconut, white sugar, milk, butter, vanilla and cocoa powder.

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These are very easy to make.  Heat these ingredients in a pan until the mixture comes to a boil.  Be sure to stir constantly…chocolate and sugar both burn VERY easily.

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If you have little clumps of undissolved cocoa in your pan, press them against the side of the pan to break them up and stir into mixture.  Alternately, take a whisk, like I needed to, and whisk ingredients to be certain all the cocoa has dissolved.

{An even better idea, (which I forgot to do) is to mix the sugar and cocoa together before adding other ingredients, stirring until no large clumps of cocoa remain. Then add butter and milk, put pot on the heat and continue as directed in recipe. }

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Be sure every little bit of the coconut and oatmeal has been coated with chocolate mixture.

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Spoon onto parchment/waxed paper covered sheet pan or tray using a tablespoon or small scoop (which is what I used).

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Aren’t they pretty? And these are so easy to make! No baking required.

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Chocolate, No-Bake, Easter Nest Macaroons, aka Frogs
 
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 30
Ingredients
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 7 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 cups oatmeal (NOT instant)
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 90 candy coated, small easter eggs
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan, mix together sugar, milk, butter and cocoa powder. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until all ingredients are combined.
  2. Continue stirring and allow mixture to come to a boil for 1 minute.
  3. Remove from heat. Working quickly, add vanilla, oatmeal and coconut.
  4. Stir well to thoroughly combine all ingredients, making sure all the coconut and oatmeal has been coated with the chocolate mixture.
  5. Continue to work quickly, drop from tablespoon on to waxed paper lined trays. As you go, press three candies into centre of each cookie, to form a nest.
  6. Store in refrigerator.

Have you ever heard of “frogs”? {In reference to a cookie, not the amphibian…lol}

Have you ever eaten or made this type of cookie?

What are some of your favourite Easter themed recipes?

 

 

Comments

  1. My mother always made these at Christmas and we always called them Reindeer Turds. I love these cookies. I make them myself.

  2. Doris Calvert says:

    That is a great idea…I am going to use the recipe for cookies too, they are my favorite and make some nests for my nieces AND nephews

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